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Shake, Rattle and Roll: Testing NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Published on 18-May-2020

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover lives up to its name by enduring a series of tests to prepare for its journey to the Red Planet. Tests for the mission were performed between September and December of 2019 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California.

This video highlights the following tests:

Spin test

Shake test

Mobility deployment test

Rover’s first unassisted stand

Solar test

Thermal vacuum test

Sample caching test

Drive test

The launch period for the Perseverance rover opens July 17, 2020. It will land on Mars February 18, 2021.

For more information on Mars 2020, visit:

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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